Monday, June 8, 2009

Quotations worth a moment

I enjoy a bit of wit and humor. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

Instead of trying to make the trains run on time, it might be better to do away with the trains!Anonymous

There is no undo button for our oceans of time.
Tom Pike

Brooks Law Adding manpower to a late software project will make it later!
Fred P. Brooks

About sequencing:
Nine women can't have a baby in one month


Somebody's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago
Warren Buffett

Lies, damn lies, and statistics!
Benjamin Disraeli

There are no facts about the future
David Hulett

Value increases when the satisfaction of the customer augments and the expenditure of resources diminshes
Robert Tassinari

We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.
Bill Gates

If the customer is not satisfied, he may not want to pay for our efforts. If the customer is not successful, he may not be able to pay. If he is not more successful than he already was, why should he pay?
Niels Malotaux

It is very difficult to make a vigorous, plausible, job-risking defense of an estimate that is derived by no quantitative method, supported by little data, and certified chiefly by the hunches of the managers
Fred P. Brooks

A requirements paradox:
Requirements must be stable for predictable results
However, the requirements always change
Niels Malotaux